I don't know how anyone can physically or mentally teach more than six
classes in one day, not to mention how can kids stand to have more than six
a day. I tried, it nearly killed me.
Although I hate to think that things will never get better, I don't think it
will until _all_ (elementary through secondary - even higher ed -Show me the
research!!) art teachers in the district unite to "Just say NO!" It won't
be solved at the building or state level. It will never happen if only one
teacher tries to hold their ground. Elementary art teachers truly have the
short end of the stick. They try to do so much with so little.